Thursday, May 3, 2018

Mookie Might Have Gone To Kansas City, Which Would've Been A Royal Pain

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According to an article by The Boston Globe's Alex Speier, there was a very good chance that Mookie Betts could be delighting the hometown fans at Kauffman Stadium and not Fenway Park. In the 2011 MLB Draft, Mookie was expecting to be picked by the Kansas City Royals in the early rounds. The previous year, Mookie had played on a summer team run by scouts for the Royals. The club gave the Nashville high-schooler every indication that he was their guy. When nothing happened in the early rounds, Betts thought, "I wasn't going to go at all". But, in the fifth round, with the 172nd pick, Boston selected Betts—and Red Sox fans have been grateful ever since.